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FBI says it knows identity of Gardner art thieves

Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” and  Johannes Vermeer’s “The Concert” were both stolen in the heist.

Federal investigators, in an unprecedented display of confidence, said Monday that they know who is behind the Gardner Museum heist 23 years ago.

The Republican report was about more than Mitt Romney’s failed run, as it looked at broader issues facing the party.

GOP finds wide fault in Mitt Romney campaign

The Republican report was about more than the failed presidential run, as it looked at broader issues facing the party.

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter

NICK UT/ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘Rockefeller’ murder trial begins in California

The attorney defending Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter against charges of killing his neighbor suggested the victim’s own wife was to blame.

Longy School of Music has drawn protests for its decision to stop serving the public.

Clash over music lessons, classes roils Longy’s campus

Teachers and parents are upset by the Longy School of Music’s decision to stop offering music lessons and classes to children and amateur adult players.

Doctors say offices not equipped for disabled

More than one in six Boston doctors offices refused to schedule appointments for callers posing as disabled patients in wheelchairs, researchers reported.

In addition to his bail, Steven Palladino was ordered to wear a monitoring bracelet and surrender his passport.

Boston pair alleged to take millions in Ponzi scheme

Steven Palladino was allegedly running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme with his wife, Lori, from the office above his ice cream parlor in West Roxbury.

The Nation

GOP finds wide fault in Mitt Romney campaign

The Republican report was about more than Mitt Romney’s failed run, as it looked at broader issues facing the party.

By Matt Viser

The Republican report was about more than the failed presidential run, as it looked at broader issues facing the party.

High court appears split on stiffer voter ID law

Arizona Attorney General Thomas Horne talked with reporters outside the US Supreme Court after attending oral arguements in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council on Monday.

By Adam Liptak

Supreme Court justices appeared divided over Arizona’s requirement that prospective voters prove their citizenship in order to take part in federal elections.

Sheriff refuses to enforce gun-control bills

A Colorado sheriff says he won’t enforce two gun-control measures waiting to be signed into law by the governor.

The World

Syrian rebels seek to setup governing unit

By Ben Hubbard

The main opposition group prepared to set up a rival government to President Bashar Assad’s regime, while the US said it will not stop others from arming the rebels.

2 caught after fleeing jail in helicopter

Two Quebec inmates grabbed a rope attached to a hijacked helicopter to make a daring daylight escape.

Russia still against US missile defense

The United States’ cancellation of a critical part of its European missile defense system plan doesn’t mollify Moscow’s opposition.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Is Boston a world class city?

By Tom Keane

We may not be a major metropolis, but we are green, clean, healthy, wealthy, smart, and employed.

Farah Stockman

Going Dutch with Uncle Sam

By Farah Stockman

While many Americans want the US to withdraw from its international commitments, a better course is to pull together with our allies to continue to steer the world through a dangerous time.

PAUL MCMORROW

Untangling Boston’s mini-highways

By Paul McMorrow

Major roadways in several Boston neighborhoods are slated for renovation, and residents should demand the kind of transformative redevelopment efforts the Big Dig showcased.

Metro

FBI says it knows identity of Gardner art thieves

Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” and  Johannes Vermeer’s “The Concert” were both stolen in the heist.

By Milton J. Valencia and Stephen Kurkjian

Federal investigators, in an unprecedented display of confidence, said Monday that they know who is behind the Gardner Museum heist 23 years ago.

Doctors say offices not equipped for disabled

By Deborah Kotz

More than one in six Boston doctors offices refused to schedule appointments for callers posing as disabled patients in wheelchairs, researchers reported.

Boston pair alleged to take millions in Ponzi scheme

In addition to his bail, Steven Palladino was ordered to wear a monitoring bracelet and surrender his passport.

By Evan Allen

Steven Palladino was allegedly running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme with his wife, Lori, from the office above his ice cream parlor in West Roxbury.

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Kevin Cullen

Finding good news in South Boston

By Kevin Cullen

EVERETT

Chelsea man charged in fatal stabbing

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

BOSTON

Date set for filings on Bulger motion

By Travis Andersen

BOSTON

Ireland’s ex-president coming to BC

By Katherine Landergan

Business

AstraZeneca to add 80 jobs in Waltham

By Robert Weisman

The drug maker plans to add 80 jobs at its Waltham research and development center over the next two years as part of a global restructuring.

Even when not playing, there’s money in March Madness

Holy Cross made an estimated $200,000 when No. 15 seed Lehigh University, a fellow member of the Patriot League, upset No. 2 seed Duke University and Austin Rivers in the first round of last year’s NCAA tournament.

By Callum Borchers

The success of Cinderella college basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament is very lucrative for their regular-season conference rivals.

Boston seeks bids for green housing project

By Matt Rocheleau

This week Boston began accepting proposals from developers to build an “E+ Community” on 11 vacant city-owned parcels in Mission Hill.

Obituaries

Charles M. Leighton, 77; raced to build firms, raise funds

Riding the success of NordicTrack, Mr. Leighton became a titan of the leisure industry.

By J.M. Lawrence

NordicTrack’s success turned Mr. Leighton into a titan of the leisure industry.

Steve Davis, 60; quarterbacked Oklahoma to 2 national titles

Mr. Davis was 32-1-1 as quarterback from 1973-’75.

By Jeff Latzke

As a child, Mr. Davis dreamed of playing for Oklahoma and even tucked away a picture of the Sooners’ quarterback he idolized in his dresser drawer.

Jim Barrett, 86; helped prove Calif. wines could be first-rate

Mr. Barrett with his world-renowned 1973 chardonnay.

By Eric Asimov

Mr. Barrett’s chardonnay shocked the world with a first-place showing at the Judgment of Paris competition in 1976.

Sports

heat 105, celtics 103

Heat get by Celtics, win 23d straight

Jeff Green (43 points) grimaces after watching the winning shot by LeBron James (37 points) go through the hoop.

By Baxter Holmes

The late heroics of LeBron James offset a career-high 43 points by Jeff Green as the Heat beat the Celtics, 105-103.

Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James looking a lot like Wilt Chamberlain

LeBron James led the Heat past the Celtics on Monday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Heat only trail the 1971-72 Lakers for the most wins in a row. Those Lakers had a center named Chamberlain. The Heat have a latter-day Wilt in King James.

Passionate Robert Kraft details Wes Welker saga

Robert Kraft believed the Patriots’ offer to Wes Welker was very fair.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots owner said he wanted the receiver back, and believes that what the team offered Welker was “better than what in fact he got from Denver.”

G: Living

G Cover

An elevator operator, with fans

Lakish Washington is seen on the job at TD Garden.

By Beth Teitell

Passengers on LaKish Washington’s elevator at TD Garden may be with her for only moments, but she knows how to make them all feel special.

Opera Review

Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is delightful

Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “Così fan tutte” at the Citi Shubert Theatre stars (from left) Caroline Worra, Sandra Piques Eddy, Thomas Allen (who also directs), Paul Appleby, Matthew Worth, and Phyllis Pancella.

By Jeffrey Gantz

If there’s a foreign-language opera you’d be happy to hear done in English, it might well be Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.”

Stage review

Science, truth, and consequences in ‘Operation Epsilon’

Ken Baltin, Kendall Hodder, Will Lyman, Dan Whelton, and John Kooi in Nora Theatre’s “Operation Epsilon.’’

By Don Aucoin

In “Operation Epsilon,” Alan Brody imagines how 10 German scientists would discuss their roles in researching an atomic bomb for Adolf Hitler.

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Stage Review

Breaking free in ‘Our Country’s Good’

By Don Aucoin

ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE ROCK

Phosphorescent, ‘Muchacho’

By James Reed

ALBUM REVIEW | r&b

Brian McKnight, ‘More Than Words’

By Ken Capobianco

ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE ROCK

Low, ‘The Invisible Way’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

ALBUM REVIEW | Rock

The London Suede, ‘Bloodsports’

By Marc Hirsh

ALBUM REVIEW | rock

Clutch, ‘Earth Rocker’

Tuesday night television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Dear Margo

Dear Margo column

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Actress Amy Adams arrives on set in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bill Weld’s former home is under contract

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Girls’ star is honored by Chlotrudis Society

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Tanglewood adds shows to draw younger audience

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Alan Dershowitz’s daughter in ‘Phil Spector’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Director Ben Affleck to take on ‘Bunker Hill’?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Fighter’ guy hosts screening in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Little Mix drops by KISS 108 for performance

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

Loss of Gardner art has left bitter, lasting impression

By Sebastian Smee